Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Pre-orders of deck and book now open for shipping end November 2016



Yohannen, John the Baptist from The Mysteries of Mary Tarot Deck
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The Mysteries of Mary Tarot Deck is a unique deck of cards and guide book published by myself in Cape Town, South Africa. The Mysteries of Mary Tarot is a mystical vision of the sacred mysteries of the Soul and its unsung feminine path. The Mysteries tells of a sacred marriage of the Bride and the Beloved : a new mythos of the Story of the Child Within and the Gospel of Love. A mystical vision of the religion of the Soul as reflected in the archetypal images of the story of Divine Mary in the Mariamic tradition. 

The deck consists of 78 handcrafted shrines, professionally designed and printed in a large card format on a 350 gsm good quality card stock. The style and colours used create a rich tapestry of imagery, symbol and colour. The accompanying 145 page guide book has a glossy paperback cover. The first run of 30 decks has been sold out, but a second print is being done now deck and shipping will happen at the end of November of all goes as planned. Each limited edition deck will be signed by myself and each deck will come in its own unique box.  


Today we know the Blessed Mary as the Mother of Jesus who plays a small part in the story of Protestant Christianity and who plays an important part in the Roman Catholic tradition. She is lesser known as a goddess in the feminine traditions and very few would connect her with the great Mother goddesses of the past or the Lady Sophia in the Wisdom traditions.

But to myself, and others like me, there is a connection, a red thread that connects the dots in the eye of the heart. The ancient divine feminine had been demonised many moons ago and her stories had gone underground. One has to rely on myth, folk tale, oral traditions, fairy tales and subtle clues and especially correspondences, to uncover Her story. And today Mary is the Sacred Keeper of all Our Lady’s titles and Wisdom.

The Mysteries of Mary is a reweaving and a regathering of all these threads of Our Lady’s garment created from red wool and linen. We look in the Bible, in the Koran, the Kabbalah and many other ancient and rediscovered lost books. There are also esoteric and apocryphal books that tell the stories of Mary, the feminine counterpart of the Divine Creator in the Western religion and myth and many of these stories have been included to create The Mysteries of Mary deck. In this deck the story starts with Mara, the bitter one. Why is she called Mara? We follow Mara, the holy fool through the stories of Maria Prophetissa, the Jewess and the first woman alchemist, to Sophia, Mary of the Gael onwards till we get to the Woman who stands on the moon with twelve stars around her head.

Woven into the tapestry of myth, metaphor and inspiration, are fairytales and in particular, the folktale of The Handless Maiden. And so are the Greek, Roman, Egyptian, pagan and especially the Judaic history which is the precursor to the Christian mysteries.

The deck incorporates alchemical principles and as such it is a marriage of opposites, a living hieros gamos which follows the sacred journey of the Holy Fool through the mysteries of Mary. I focus on the mystical (hidden) and inner meanings of the Mysteries of Mary. Historically and politically there are so many theories and ideas – none of them completely provable – thus it remains a Mystery. The teachings of Jesus and the Marys, are also open to various interpretations. Many wars have been fought based on differences in interpretation. I am not exploring the religion of the Mystery, but rather the message that I, personally see in this ancient story.

The four suits of the deck correspond with the four cycles of Marys life : Virgin and Priestess as the Suit of Vessels; Beloved and Bride as the Suit of the Holyrood; Mother and Sacred Woman as the Suit of Distaff and Wisdom as Suit of Roses.

It is my vision that this deck can be the start of a far greater vision : one that marries the mind and the heart; the feminine and the masculine. It is my hope that you will glimpse the revelation that all religion contains Soul and that the veils of dogma and manipulation obscure the truth. May you look in the mirror of Sophia and see yourself as Love Eternal. - extracted from the Introduction of the accompanying book.


The full price of the deck and book set is USD50 plus $12.00 shipping with a tracking number.


You can choose to pay a deposit of USD25 now and the balance when the deck is ready to be shipped.

Payments can be made through PayPal below.

Please send an email to hettienne@telkomsa.net when you have made a payment.


If you are shopping locally and want to pay in South African Rands
it is cheaper for you to pay into my bank account.  Should you choose to
do so, please send me an email to let me know that you paid
for a deck.

The price of the of deck and book set is R750.00

To pre-order a deposit of R350 per set is accepted
If you need a layaway plan please send me a mail

Shipping in South Africa is R150,00 or R100 via PostNet

blessings

Hettienne 


PAYMENT IN DOLLARS VIA PAYPAL

The full price for the deck and book set is $50 plus $12 shipping worldwide


You have the option of paying a deposit of $25 which will secure a deck

for you.  Balance to be paid on shipping.


OPTION 1 :  $25 DEPOSIT - BALANCE PAYABLE ON SHIPPING

OPTION 2 :  $50 FULL PRICE PAID IN ADVANCE

OPTION 3 :  $100 FOR TWO DECKS PAID IN FULL IN ADVANCE


Choose a payment option
 

 

Shipping costs $12.00 worldwide with tracking to be paid on shipping


PAYMENT IN SOUTH AFRICAN RANDS  CAN BE PAID DIRECTLY TO ME

The Full Deck and Book Set costs R750,00
You can choose to pay R300 now which will secure a deck for you
and pay the balance on shipping.

kindly send an email to hettienne@telkomsa.net to let me know that you paid


            Please use the account details below for payment.

             Account Details:

        Account number:   276532481
             Account holder: Hettienne Grobler
Account : Savings
Bank Name:  Standard Bank, South Africa 
Branch Name & Code:  Tyger Manor Branch 050410
International Swift Code : SBZAZAJJXXX

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